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By using the service available at www.BorumaPublishing.com (the “Site”), you agree to the terms governing the applications, features, and functionality available on or through the Site (The “Service”). If you do not agree with these terms, do not use the service.
The following describes the rights and responsibilities of the Author and Boruma Publishing.
Our Publishing Terms of Service
Updated June 1, 2016
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1. The Grant and the Territory
The Author hereby grants and assigns to Boruma Publishing the non-
2. Publication. Boruma Publishing will generally represent and Publish any submission which does not violate, or which does not appear to violate, the Agreement, at its discretion.
2b. Publication of Work As Is. Generally, Boruma Publishing prefers to Publish Author’s
Work as it is delivered to us, and not edit or modify the Work. Provided the Work
passes basic spellcheck functions, grammar, and standardized e-
If an Author specifies “Do Not Modify,” and the Work does not meet the standards of the Site, Boruma Publishing reserves the right to refuse to Publish said Work.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, certain modifications may occur to any work that are caused by file or design conversions. Boruma Publishing will make every effort to accurately preserve the original Work’s formatting, but does not guarantee said accurate preservation.
2c. How to "Unpublish" Works from Boruma Publishing. Boruma Publishing may represent
and Publish the Work until Author of the Work decides to cease representation and
unpublish the work (to cease representation and unpublish, access the Boruma Publishing
‘Contact’ page, and send an e-
2a. Publication of Adult Content. Boruma Publishing will generally represent and
Publish any submission involving Incest, Barely Legal, BDSM, or other subjects which
do not violate, or which do not appear to violate, the Agreement, at its discretion.
Boruma Publishing will not publish any books dealing with non-
2d. Removal of poorly formatted works. Boruma Publishing clearly communicates herein
to all Authors their responsibility to study and implement the Boruma Publishing
Style Guide’s formatting requirements prior to uploading a manuscript for publishing.
Boruma Publishing may, at its option, without warning delete the accounts of Authors
who blatantly ignore these formatting requirements. Notice by e-
3a. Removal of Infringing or Defamatory Work of Author. Boruma Publishing takes claims
of infringement seriously, and may take immediate action upon notice from someone
claiming to be an Infringed party and pursuant to our DMCA policy (see policy at
end of this document). Generally, upon receipt of a written notice from a party infringed
or defamed by Author’s material (or someone purporting to be his agent, publisher,
or attorney in fact or assign), Boruma Publishing will remove the Author’s Work from
3b. Infringement by Others Upon Author’s Work. If an Author or copyright holder learns
that a third party is violating Author’s copyright, or pirating or illegally distributing
a Boruma Publishing-
3c. Rights, Clearances, and Other Legal Matters. It is the Author’s responsibility to secure permissions to the Work prior to the time Author submits such work, if any material from the work belongs to, or has been licensed to, someone else.
4. Content Policy. Authors, Editors, and Contributors using Boruma Publishing are
responsible for complying with the Content Policy. Boruma Publishing may update or
alter the Content Policy at any time. Although Boruma Publishing will make every
effort to notify Authors of said changes, Authors are responsible for checking for
updates, and continued use of Boruma Publishing services after we post amendments
will constitute Author’s acceptance of the changes, as described in the Boruma Publishing
Boruma Publishing reserves the right to determine, in the exercise of our sole discretion, whether or not Author’s content (including, but not limited to eBook file, cover image, and product data) is compliant with the Content Policy. This includes but is not limited to content we deem illegal, libelous, infringing, offensive, harmful or potentially harmful, threatening, harassing, legally obscene, defamatory, or intentionally hateful in any regard. Cover images that have been ‘borrowed’ from search engines, that are not 300 dpi, or were not leased or purchased through a recognized photography website, may not be submitted. Any books found violating this policy will be immediately removed. Repeat violations will result in termination of Author’s account.
Boruma Publishing also reserves the right to remove from sale Author’s eBook or other content at any time, if we determine, in our sole discretion, that the content in said eBook is not appropriate for sale through Boruma Publishing for any reason.
Author is responsible for knowing and following all local, national, or international laws regarding publishing content that are relevant to Author or Author’s business.
Please be advised that submitting or posting any of the following content in your
eBook file, cover image, or product data may, in the exercise of Boruma Publishing's
sole and unfettered discretion, result in the removal of said content and/or termination
of your account. Please be advised that the content listed represents examples only,
and the following list of content is non-
5. Copyright. The copyright in the Work shall belong to the Author, or the party that Author cites as the copyright holder. Author shall be solely responsible for filing its copyrights and any other intellectual property with the appropriate governmental body. It is the Author’s responsibility to place a copyright notice on the copyright page, or some other prominent place in the Work.
6. Formats of Digital Conversions. Author shall submit their Work as a Microsoft
Word .doc or .docx file, unless other format is previously agreed upon by both Author
and Publisher. Boruma Publishing shall utilize its various technologies to convert
the book into multiple e-
7. Royalties. So long as the proper copyright protection exists in the Work, no infringement notices have been filed, and revenues directly attributable to the Work are being collected by Boruma Publishing, the Author shall be entitled to the following payments:
7a. Royalty Rates. A two-
7b. Free Copies. As administrator of your Work, Author may use the Boruma Publishing
Distribution Network to distribute complimentary copies of the Work, or personally
7c. Promotional Rights. Unless specified in writing by the Author prior to submission
of said Work, Boruma Publishing shall have the right to distribute samples of the
Work in any form of media, including printed media, in order to promote (a) the Author
or Author’s Work and/or (b) the Boruma Publishing service. These samples will be
licensed for free non-
7d. Crawlable or Other Searchable Rights. Boruma Publishing shall have the right to drive traffic to the Author’s Work through the Boruma Publishing Distribution Network through (a) general Search Engine Optimization services (b) crawlable, promotional hypertext links, or (c) arrangements with third parties which make searchable certain sample portions of the Work. In the event that revenue is realized by Boruma Publishing from this arrangement, it shall be treated as an electronic edition under Section 7a.
7e. Other Subsidiary Rights. Other than stated above, Boruma Publishing shall Publish
electronic and paperback versions (if requested) of the Work, and keeps no other
subsidiary rights to the Work, including audio editions, multimedia editions, theatrical
editions, first and second serial rights, or media rights other than the electronic
or paperback version published through our Distribution Network. Boruma Publishing
may, upon the request of the Author and at its sole discretion, represent Author’s
Work in other venues such as film, radio, or other mass-
9. Statements and Payments of Author Royalties: Sales transacted through Boruma Publishing’s
Distribution Network are reported in real time via password-
For ALL e-
If Boruma Publishing should overpay earnings, such as in cases when book refunds, or fraudulent or unauthorized purchases, are charged back to Boruma Publishing after earnings payments are made, then Boruma Publishing will deduct the funds owed from the Author’s next payment. If the amount owed exceeds the Author’s aggregate accrued earnings, the Author agrees to remit a payment back to Boruma Publishing within 30 days of notification to adjust the overpayment, unless other arrangements are agreed upon in writing by both Author and Boruma Publishing.
For ALL e-
9a. Tax withholding. Currently, Boruma Publishing does not withhold taxes, and all
taxes accrued are the sole responsibility of the Author. Boruma Publishing will provide
For Authors and publishers outside the US, the automatic withholding rate is 30%.
Many countries have tax treaties with the United States that entitle residents and
businesses located in these countries to receive either partial or full exemption
from the 30% tax withholding. To qualify, Authors and publishers should first check
whether their country has a tax treaty. If a tax treaty is in effect, then the Author
must apply for, and obtain, an ITIN from the US IRS. Following receipt of the ITIN,
the Author must complete the W8-
10. Author’s Warranties. The warranties and representations contained in this Agreement extend to Author and its licensees, successors, and assigns. By uploading content to Boruma Publishing, or Boruma Publishing assignees, Author agrees that any violation of the warranties below may result in immediate deletion of Author’s account.
10a. By Submitting Your Work to Boruma Publishing for publication, You, the Author represent that the Work is complete, and the listed Author:
10b. You further warrant that the Work contains no materials which:
10c. Erotica Book Covers. Boruma Publishing publishes all genres, including many varieties of erotica. Book covers may portray individuals, couples, or groups of people in sexual positions or situations. Because full nudity is not allowed by our affiliate publishers, Boruma Publishing will not accept such covers for publication. Private parts must be tastefully covered, and sexual activity should be hinted at rather than blatantly exhibited.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary thereof, no cover, and no interior content, may include ANY graphic images of nudity (either photographic or illustrated) of children or underage minors engaged in sexual acts or situations, witnessing such situations, considering sexual acts, or thinking about sexual acts. This is an absolute rule, and any attempt to bypass this rule will trigger immediate suspension of the Author’s account and forfeiture of any accrued earnings. No exceptions!
10d. Author further warrants the Work meets the following standards for originality:
10e. Author further warrants the Work represents a complete Work:
11. End Users. “End Users” who pay whichever fee is set by the Author to purchase
a Work are allowed to use each copy of the Work in any reasonable non-
11a. Rights of Use.
1. Purchased works: End Users acknowledge that all Work furnished by Boruma Publishing
is licensed for the use of the End Users of the Boruma Publishing Distribution Network,
and may not be sub-
2. Free works including sample works: Free works and sample works Published through Boruma Publishing are the copyrighted material of the Author or Publisher, and therefore are not authorized for redistribution without prior written consent from Boruma Publishing. Third parties are not authorized to download, host, or otherwise redistribute Boruma Publishing books without prior written agreement from Boruma Publishing. Directory services and affiliate marketers may reproduce the metadata information found on each book’s book page (cover image, book description, price, etc.), provided hyperlinks direct visitors to the Boruma Publishing Distribution Network, and provided users are not charged for access to these listings, and are not required to register their personal information to gain access to these listings.
11b. Fees and Services. By using the Boruma Publishing Distribution Network, the
End User e-
11c. Abusing Boruma Publishing. Boruma Publishing and its users work together to keep the Boruma Publishing Distribution Network working properly. Please report problems and policy violations to Boruma Publishing. The warranties and representations contained in this Agreement extend to End Users, and other licensees and successors and assigns of Boruma Publishing. End Users agree, while using the Boruma Publishing Distribution Network, Services, or Author’s Work, to not:
Without limiting other remedies, Boruma Publishing may limit, suspend, or terminate the Service and End User accounts, revoke earnings, prohibit access to our Distribution Network, demand return or destruction of any Work improperly taken or used from the Distribution Network or Service, and take technical and legal steps to keep users off the Distribution Network if we believe that they are creating problems, possible legal liabilities, or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies.
12. Ownership. You acknowledge and agree that the Boruma Publishing Distribution Network and Service are proprietary to Boruma Publishing, and that the Work is proprietary to the Author; that none are proprietary to End User.
13. Termination. Either party may terminate this agreement this Agreement at any time without notice. Published Boruma Publishing Authors may request removal of their book listings at any time. If such removal is not the result of a violation of Boruma Publishing’s Terms of Service (TOS), payment of outstanding royalties will be paid generally within 3 days but not more than 30 days following subsequent affiliate royalty payments to Author; i.e. Author will be paid for all remaining sales immediately after Boruma Publishing is paid, until such time as all affiliate networks have remitted all payments due to Author.
14a. General. You (Author or End User) will indemnify and hold Boruma Publishing and its licensees, successors, and assigns, and its and their distributors, customers, officers, directors, members, employees, and agents, harmless against any expense (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and disbursements) or judgment, settlement, or other liability arising out of any claim or legal proceeding asserting claims contrary to any warranty or representation made by You in this Agreement.
14b. Notice of Claim. Upon receiving notice of any claim, demand, action, suit, or other legal proceeding alleging facts inconsistent with, or contrary to, any of the warranties or representations contained in paragraph 10, Boruma Publishing shall have the right to withhold any sums payable to the Author in reasonable amounts as security for the payment of the Author’s potential obligations, pursuant to the indemnity contained in this paragraph 13. It is intended that the right granted by this subparagraph 14b shall not be unreasonably or frivolously exercised by Boruma Publishing.
15. Disclaimer of Publisher’s Warranties.
15a. DRM, Piracy, and the “Trust” System. Boruma Publishing is a strong proponent of Author’s rights, and the right of Authors and copyright owners to receive compensation for their digitally published Works. Therefore, Boruma Publishing strongly discourages piracy/infringement of Author Work, and encourages customers to purchase licensed copies. However, Boruma Publishing does not Publish works containing digital rights management schemes that limit the customer’s ability to consume Author’s Work as they see fit. Therefore, Boruma Publishing cannot completely prevent piracy/infringement of Author’s Work (realistically, even DRM’d content can be reproduced and pirated just as easily as a printed book can be scanned and digitized). When Author lists the Work through the Boruma Publishing Distribution Network, you are trusting the consumer to honor your legal copyright, and abide by the licensing terms you set.
15b. Events Voiding Warranty. Boruma Publishing does not warrant the (a) defects caused by failure to provide a suitable installation environment for the Product, (b) damage caused by disasters such as acts of God, wars, riots, strikes, terrorism, governmental restrictions, fire, flood, wind, and lightning, (c) damage caused by unauthorized attachments, modifications, or misconfigurations to the Boruma Publishing Environment, or (e) any other abuse or misuse by Author or the End Users.
Any breach of the End User License Agreement, by or on behalf of an End User, including, without limitation, unauthorized modification or distribution of the Product or any portion thereof, will void any and all warranties.
15c. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER. All Works and the Service is provided to End Users “AS IS” and “WITH ALL FAULTS.” THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE SELECTION AND USE OF THE BORUMA PUBLISHING SERVICE, OR ANY MODIFICATIONS THERETO, OR THE WORK, IS WITH AUTHOR AND END USERS. BORUMA PUBLISHING DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE PRODUCT OR MODIFICATIONS WILL MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF END USERS. TO THE EXTENT THAT BORUMA PUBLISHING MAY NOT, AS A MATTER OF APPLICABLE LAW, DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTY, THE SCOPE AND DURATION OF SUCH WARRANTY SHALL BE THE MINIMUM PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
15d. LIMITATION ON DAMAGES. IN NO CASE SHALL BORUMA PUBLISHING BE LIABLE TO AUTHOR
OR END USERS, OR ANY OTHER THIRD PARTY, FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY,
PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND. IN NO CASE SHALL BORUMA PUBLISHING
OR ITS RETAILERS BE LIABLE FOR ERRORS OF ANY KIND THAT RESULT IN SHIPMENT OR AVAILABILITY
DELAYS, MISPRICINGS, OR INACCURATE OR INCOMPLETE PRODUCT LISTINGS. It is the Author’s
responsibility to monitor e-
16a. Entire Agreement. This Agreement is the entire agreement between the parties concerning the subject matter hereof.
16b. Governing Law. Severability. This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of Rhode Island. If any portion of this Agreement is held invalid, the parties agree that such invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Agreement.
16c. No Agency. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or other joint relationship is created hereby.
16d. Legal Action. Venue for all purposes hereunder shall be in the State of Rhode Island, and the parties hereto hereby consent to such jurisdiction and venue. If any action or other legal proceeding relating to this Agreement, or the enforcement of any provision of this Agreement, is brought against any party hereto, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs, and disbursements (in addition to any other relief to which the prevailing party may be entitled).
16e. Acknowledgement. By using the Service, you acknowledge that you have read this Agreement, understand it, and will be bound by its terms and conditions.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, upon the date and year upon which the Author has submitted said Work for publication, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement, and Author agrees to all Terms of Service as listed herein.
Boruma Publishing does not engage in spam, nor does it share, rent, or sell the personal contact information of its Authors or members with third parties. Ever!
Boruma Publishing Authors are prohibited from promoting their works via spam e-
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notice Policy
Boruma Publishing is an agent, publisher, and distributor, and does not own the works
uploaded to Boruma Publishing. When Authors, or Authors’ agents, upload material
to Boruma Publishing, they certify their agreement to this Publishing Agreement (Terms
Of Service), in which they certify they are legally permitted to upload such works.
Allegations of copyright violations against Boruma Publishing Authors are extremely
rare. Nevertheless, Boruma Publishing maintains a zero-
If you feel that content posted on the Boruma Publishing Distribution Network infringes
on your copyright(s), please immediately contact Boruma Publishing by sending an
All Infringement Notices should include; (1) An electronic signature and full name,
address, phone number, and e-
Upon receipt of a written notice from a party infringed or defamed by Author’s material (or someone purporting to be his agent, publisher, attorney in fact or assign), Boruma Publishing may remove the Author’s Work from its Distribution Network, and reserves the right to remove any and all information about the Author or the Author’s Work from the Distribution Network.
Boruma Publishing may allow corrected or legally vetted versions of the purportedly infringing or defamatory Work to be posted again, (1) with a stipulation between the parties that they have resolved their dispute, (2) a court order, or (3) a certification by an independent attorney in whose professional opinion states that in the current version, the infringing material of which the purportedly infringed party has complained has been removed from the Work.
Terms Of Service
Boruma Publishing has strict policies on its Terms Of Service (TOS) to all Boruma Publishing Authors, customers, and Distribution Network site visitors.
The Boruma Publishing Distribution Network pages and associated links may contain adult material of an extreme nature, including but not limited to, incest, explicit nudity, depictions of a sexual nature, spanking, and BDSM. All materials on Distribution Network pages and beyond are intended, and authorized for access, by CONSENTING ADULTS ONLY. No minors are authorized, allowed, or permitted to enter beyond this point. Minors are defined as persons under the age of 18, or 21 years in places in which 18 years is not the legal age of majority. If you are under age, or if it is illegal to view adult material advocating consensual adult incest and BDSM in your community, YOU MUST LEAVE NOW!
User, Reader, and Author also agree that explicit sexual content and depictions of
incest, bondage, BDSM, and other fetishes are not obscene or offensive in any way,
and subscribe to the principles of the First Amendment which hold that free adult
Americans have the right to decide for themselves what they will read and view without
government interference. You (User, Reader, or Author) AFFIRM that you are familiar
with your local community standards, and that the sexually-
You irrevocably agree that the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for resolving any
disputes pertaining to this website, including but not limited to any e-
By reading any Boruma Publishing Distribution Network e-
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